Putnam County is located in southeast New York. The County Seat is Carmel and the largest city is Carmel. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.putnamcountyny.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 99,487 and the 2010 census population was 99,750. The land area is 230.31 square miles and there are 432.9 persons per square mile.
92.7% of the population is White, 3% is Black or African American, 12.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 92.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 38.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $372,200, there are 34,496 households, an average of 2.82 persons per household. The per capita income is $40,309, the median household income is $95,117, and 5.8% of the persons in Putnam County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 11,542. Retail sales (in $1000) were $922,315, and sales per capita were $9,315. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.6%.
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